Building a LEGacy: The Life-Changing Work of the Limbs for Life Foundation

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Doug and Holly Brooks © Courtesy of Limbs for Life Foundation

Imagine facing the incredible challenge of losing a leg without the means to acquire a prosthetic device. For many uninsured individuals, this reality becomes their everyday struggle. However, in the face of adversity, the Limbs for Life Foundation (LFL) emerges as a source of encouragement. Through their tireless efforts to provide prosthetic devices and support to those in need, LFL is building a LEGacy of resilience and hope.

Since its inception in 1995, the Limbs for Life Foundation has been dedicated to assisting individuals who lack access to prosthetic care due to financial constraints. Their mission is “an inch wide and a mile deep,” stated Randy Titony, Executive Director of the Foundation. “It’s simple yet profound: to purchase fully functional lower limb prosthetics for those who would otherwise be unable to afford them. In doing so, we enable individuals to regain their mobility, independence, and the confidence to embrace life’s opportunities. Our impact is immediate and life-changing. We enable people who have no other possibilities for funding to receive a prosthesis and literally get back on their feet.”

A prosthesis can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, and through partnerships with hundreds of prosthetic facilities across the U.S., LFL can fund a patient locally in their community.

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© Courtesy of Limbs for Life
© Courtesy of Limbs for Life

The impact of the Limbs for Life Foundation extends far beyond the provision of prosthetic devices. By restoring mobility and empowering individuals, they create a ripple effect of positive change. Each limb funded by the foundation provides renewed hope and the opportunity to return to work or school and lead a fulfilling life. No one knows that reality more than Doug Brooks, a husband, father, and former CEO of Brinker International. After sustaining a life-changing accident that resulted in an amputation, Doug quickly became aware of the challenges facing him as an amputee.

Once Doug received his prosthetic limb, he became acutely aware of the importance of receiving quality prosthetic care and quickly turned that awareness into action. Through his desire to help others, Doug and his wife Holly joined the Limbs for Life Board. They have channeled their passion for making a difference into humanitarian work. Their dedication has helped countless individuals access life-changing prosthetics. Doug and Holly have made a lasting impact through their leadership and support, creating a LEGacy of compassion and positive change. Their LEGacy continues every day with the addition of the Holly and Doug Brooks LEGacy room at the LFL headquarters in Oklahoma City.

So, how can you help build a LEGacy through the Limbs for Life Foundation? There are numerous ways to make a meaningful impact. Financial contributions through grants, cash donations, stocks, bequests, or sponsoring a fundraising event, can help provide the necessary resources to purchase prosthetic devices for those in need.

Every donation, regardless of size, plays a vital role in transforming lives and enabling individuals to overcome the obstacles of limb loss. LFL pays prosthetic facilities a discounted rate for each client’s limb, allowing them to go wherever they choose to obtain their prosthetic care. When you donate to Limbs for Life, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to funding a prosthetic leg. Based in Oklahoma City and serving amputees throughout the U.S., over 40 percent of the clients funded last year were in Texas, stated Titony.

Gifts to Limbs for Life immediately change someone’s life and restore the functions that most of us take for granted, like walking, working, and being outside with family and friends. As Doug says, “The cure for an amputation has been found, it’s a prosthesis.” Join Doug and Holly in changing someone’s life today; you too can build a LEGacy.

To learn more or to donate, visit limbsforlife.org

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Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

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